SR1911: Quoting Ruger's CEO

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by NOVA, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. NOVA

    NOVA New Member

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    Shortly after sending an email from Ruger's site, I received a reply from Ruger's CEO, Mike Fifer:

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    Dear (deleted),

    A 1911 of our high quality is a difficult firearm to build, and in spite of considerable capital spending on equipment, we have not been able to hit our daily production goal of 90 guns per day on two extended shifts. Instead, we are averaging somewhere between 50 and 60 guns per day. So far we have shipped more than 8,000 SR1911s.

    In response to everyone's frustration (including our own employees, who want more SR1911s), I have committed an additional $3.3 million to acquire more equipment to try to double production. Many of those pieces of equipment are showing up now (I saw quite a few new pieces of equipment when I was in the Prescott factory last week), and I am hopeful they will be tooled up and running with additional, fully-trained employees by the first of the year.

    Best regards,
    Mike Fifer

    End Quote

    So, there's hope for all of us who are waiting, just a matter of time and the SR1911 will show up at your LGS, or you will finally get notified from that online waiting list. I'll have to start saving money, because I already bought a SW1911 TRS! :D
     
  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Thats pretty awesome that you received an email from the actual CEO and not from the sales department.
     

  3. NOVA

    NOVA New Member

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    Thanks, I sent you a PM.
     
  4. 2hot2handle

    2hot2handle New Member

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    My father was at a store in Co Springs and met with the CEO and had a very congenial conversation with him....it could have been because of the number of Rugers my father was purchasing too though...
     
  5. ArizonaLawman

    ArizonaLawman New Member

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    The SR1911's are on the shelves of every shop I have been into lately.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............
     
  6. NOVA

    NOVA New Member

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    Please, please tell me name of the shops! Are they under $700.00? Will they accept AMEX? (I'll monitor this thread throughout the day)

    GunBroker has 15 for sale but they are bidding up the prices...